BOURGUEIL ♦ SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL ♦ CHINON ♦ SAUMUR CHAMPIGNY

Our range, our cuvées and our millésimes (harvesting years)

AOP Bourgueil "Sur le fruit"

Gamme : Classics

Millésime : 2015

Planted area  : 3 Hectares

Locality : BENAIS

Situation : On the hill, mid-slope

Orientation : South

Altitude : 80 metres

Climate : Exceptional  weather since April promising a very good millésime. We are near the memorable years of 2003 and 2005.

Soil : Sand.

Grape variety : 100 % cabernet franc (locally called «cabernet breton »)  grafted on a 3309 and 101/14 stock.

Average age of vines : 15 years, density 5000 plants/hectare.

Yield : 42 hectolitres/hectare

Alcoolic degree : 12,4 °

Harvesting : Mechanical. Started on the 21st of September, finishing on the 3rd of October

Vinification :  100 % destemming without pressing. Manual sorting of grapes. Vinification  in vats thermostatically controlled by internal heat exchangers at 21 – 24 °C. 8 day fermentation. Malolactic fermentation done immediately after draining and completed by the 15th of November.